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And, as I still lose very slowly , I must be eating too much on ordinary days. But really don't want to count calorie.
Haven't done ADF though so son't know if this is helpful.
carorees wrote: Ooooh, these are great folks! Keep them coming! Also I see that, so far, no-one who does ADF has come forward, so can I invite someone from the ADF tent to contribute?
I do ADF periodically Caroline but just can't stick to it long term as it goes in a fortnightly cycle and I just have to have my Fridays and Saturdays to feasting a bit!
Also, is anyone doing Eat.Stop.Eat? (That's when you fast for 24 hours and then eat a normal evening meal rather than calorie counting)
Back on track 5:2 for now making the 2 real good and true 500 fasts also restarted my walking and getting my own life back together feeling good but not getting on the scales until good Friday where I won't make my Easter goal but hey ho I'm OK with that too because I'm in a totally different place than this time last year. Pick out any bits from my post + pm to use whenever you may have to rephrase lots of it though. Lol Sue
I do 4:3 and have been following this method since August 2013.
I've never done dieting before as i've always been a bit of a faster without even knowing it.
Never ate breakfast and some days had only one meal. So was surprised to see the Horizon programme on intermittent fasting and the health benefits that people gained from fasting. I have Crohn's disease, and i worry about the health problems i have dealt with/ will have to deal with in the future
Not looked back since and when i do i find my derrier has shrunk!
I eat one meal in the evening during my fast days and eat normally on the other days which will include chocolate, cake and biscuits along with lots of fresh veg and fruit.
Lost couple of inches off my waist and hips which is a nice extra
Surprises are moving to significantly much less sugar, starchy carbs, eating more fruit, more good fats eg butter and coconut oil butter. Finding my preferred mode of fasting is a fluid fast with the hero a modified bullet coffee which takes me to a small evening meal or just a nightcap of low cal hot choc. I have rediscovered my creative side in the kitchen but my scope has widened now relishing cooking from scratch from a broad range from vegan, low carb while still making desserts which can be rich but now no guilt if they contain butter and chocolate. Maintaining around 11- 12kg weight loss and 1.5 sizes smaller ~ pretty much my original goal
It was October 2013 that I decided to try the 5:2 diet. Every Monday and Thursday I would eat my 500 calorie meals, all saved up in one meal. This worked well for me, for a time...then Christmas arrived! Well, I didn't think I had over eaten that much butI guess just having a week off was too much. I put the weight I'd lost back on...plus a bit more. Like a few people on here, I found it difficult to get back into the swing of things and found I ate way too much on non-fast days and I didn't really like having such a big gap between fasts either. I have to admit that I thought I would have to throw in the towel as I had done on so many occasions with so many different diets. Then @Debs wrote a review about Dr Krista Varaday's "Eat Every Other Day" diet (another catchy title, eh?!). So I had a look, out of interest and ended up giving it a go. Yes, Debs saved my bacon!
Debs also went on to create the ADF tent....and I joined! I also had advice from @PennyForthem who suggested I keep a diary of naughty foods I ate so I could see where I was going wrong. Well I used her suggestion and have created a wonderful journal of my fast and feast days, I weigh daily (recommended in Varaday's book) and keep a note of that plus I have a weekly weigh. I should also mention at this stage that I have added another challenge to my life. I haven't eaten chocolate since 10 Feb and won't until Easter Sunday. It's bean so long now, I don't even care
I can honestly say I haven't looked back. ADF has given me the structure I needed and I am seeing marvellous results. Let me consult my journal...yes, here we go. I started doing Alternate Day Fasting (ADF) or Eating Every Other Day on the 18th January...I had gone up to 12 stone. Today, the 17th March I weigh 11 stone 4. I can see a pattern emerging and if I'm right, I should weigh 11:2 on Sunday (my weekly weigh-in this week) and then next Saturday remain the same. The following Sunday I should be 10:13! My Easter Challenge goal! YES ADF is working for me. Oh and one final thing. I have had about a week or more of better days with regard to ME. Today was my best day yet. Is this because of ADFing? I can't say...but what I can say is ADF certainly hasn't done me any harm.
Oh, in case you haven't guessed...I LOVE ADF!!!
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